Lhotse Expedition

Lhotse Expedition

TripGrade: Technical Challenging
Technical Challenging Trekking Grade - is for those who really love to do extremely adventurous treks/trips. Its elevation reaches up to 6000 meters and consists 15-25 days of the itinerary. It is not less than peak climbing. Must be mentally and physically fit. Prior experience of trekking to higher altitude is also required.

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Duration:

62 Days

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Max Altitude:

8,516m Peak lhotse.

Group Size

1-10 pax in group. If more, we will divide the group.

Trial Access:

Private vehicle, Flight from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu.

Best Season:

late spring and autumn.

Mount Lhotse is situated about 3 km south of Mt. Everest, divided by the South Col. Lhotse literally means South Face and the three main mountains that make Lhotse are Lhotse East/middle, Lhotse Shar and Lhotse. It is believed to be an independent peak.

In 1984, the South Face was successfully climbed. It can be climbed from Everest Base Camp (EBC) or nearby Chhukung. It is the fourth elevated mountain in the world and is recognized as the south crest of Everest.

In 1956 it was climbed from a different trail towards the peak of Everest. Lhotse is well known for its closeness to Mt. Everest and the fact that mountaineers climbing typical trail on that mountain expend some time on its North Westside.

Similarly, It has tiny topographic fame worth of any official 8000 m as it climbs the only 610m above the South Col. So, it is also considered as small Eight-Thousanders.

Mt. Everest climbers’ heads to the western side of Mt. Lhotse, which is also famous as Lhotse face.

Lhotse face is full of ice and it is tricky too to find the way, mainly as climbers are acclimatized to themselves to the elevated altitudes and physical exertion. Once hikers have arrived at the South Col through Lhotse face they have only few days to try the peak of Everest or they can hike down the peak as the effects of altitude sickness can be harsh.

Similarly, experienced guides and the support crew from Himalayan trekkers will try their level best to make your expedition a lifetime memory.

 

Starting Price

USD 9999 per person

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Arrival in city of temples; Kathmandu.

Meals included: BB

After arrival, a representative of Himalayan trekkers with your nameplate will be waiting for you. After meeting and welcoming to the land of Mt. Everest, he/ she will assist and transfer you to your overnight staying hotel.  

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive.

Day 2

Sightseeing of some heritage sites in Kathmandu and final preparation.

Meals included: BB

Today, after breakfast, you will have a sightseeing of some heritage sites in Kathmandu. 

During day time, final preparation for an expedition with last-minute shopping and meeting the expedition team members with guides.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 3

Scenic flight to Lukla (2,800m) and trek to Phakding (2,650m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today we will fly to Lukla which is considered as the world adventurous airport. We will take an early Twin Otter flight to Lukla which is the main entrance to the Khumbu Region. This is an adventurous as well as exciting flight, which provides you a stunning view of Everest in the distance. Upon arrival in Lukla, we will meet our crew members like expedition staff and porters and start our journey to Phakding (2650m).

Phakding lies at the bank of Dudh Koshi River which drains the whole of the Khumbu region, this small village is on the main trade route through the area. We will stay in well-built lodges.

Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house/ local lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min flight and 3 hrs hike

Day 4

Trek to Namche Bazar (3,440m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We begin this beautiful journey following the Dudh Kosi valley upstream. Expect to be blown away on the first day of the glorious journey to the expedition of Mount Lhotse via Everest base camp.

As the day progresses, we will cross and re-cross the rapid Imja Khola upon sturdy suspension bridges. Since most of the day will be spent traipsing along the banks, the trek will be mostly on a plain stretch. However, towards the end of the day’s trek, we will make a final steep climb to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar (3440m). The rest of the day is designated for relaxing or exploring the bazaar after having checked into our comfortable lodge.

Accommodation: Hotel/ guest house Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 5

Acclimatization/ rest day.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We desperately need the spare day in order to adjust to the low oxygen levels. Today we will ascend to Syanboche hill (3900m). From this spot, we can see the mouth-watering view of the entire Everest Region including of course Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Kusum Kanguru, Tawache, Kunde and other small snow-capped peaks. Also, people use to say that you have to be at Syanboche before you die. Furthermore, we will visit the high Himalayan Sherpa Village- Khumjung, from where you can see the Hillary school. And a little bit of walk from Khumjung we can reach Khunde where we visit the Khunde monastery which depicts the clear picture of local Sherpa culture, traditions and you can also see the sculpture of “Yeti”, which you have heard in myths only. In this acclimatization day, we will spend time hiking and resting which will allow fasting acclimatizing in the high region. After this marvelous view, we will return to Namche for an overnight stay.

Accommodation: Hotel/ guest house Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs hike

Day 6

Trek to Tengboche (3,850m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 we continue onwards along the banks of the Imja Khola and make our way to Thyangboche (3850m). The start of the today's trek involves a steep climb out of Namche Bazaar to get to the trail. However, once that’s been overcome, we continue along the well-maintained trail and follow a slight gradient to reach the new elevation. Upon reaching our destination, you will not be disappointed with the amazing village located on a ridge below the impressive north ridge of the Kang Taiga. The best part about the hike is that you can see the summit of Mt. Everest from almost every part of the path. Following our day’s hike, we will rest at the lodge close to one of the most important monasteries in Nepal.

Also, you can visit the Buddhist monastery.

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ guest house Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 7

Trek to Dengboche (4,350m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

we determinedly head towards the seasonal settlement of Dingboche (4350m) passing through the highest of the original, permanent habitations in the valley, Pangboche. The trek on this day is a little more challenging as the elevation gain is greater than the previous two days. However, being surrounded by mountains on all sides makes the hike totally worth it. We spend the night in a lodge at Dingboche.

You can observe the glories glimpses of many mountains such as Ama Dablam and Lhotse (the peak that will be summited by you in the near future).  

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ guest house Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs

Day 8

Acclimatization/ free day.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

To change things up a little, we will gain some elevation to acclimatize ourselves, following which we return to Dingboche for the night. We begin the day by hiking up to the upper Imja Valley along steep and narrow trails to Chukung (4730m), situated below the tremendous south face of Lhotse. Having acclimatized ourselves to climbing at such high elevations, we retrace our steps back to Dingboche to spend a second night at the lodge.

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ guest house

Day 9

Trek to Lobuche (5,018m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Having had breakfast, we set out to reach our lodge at Lobuche (5018mm). This day’s trek is one of the most amazing as we trek up a ridge to Dugla and continues on beside the Khumbu Glacier. Your sense of adventure will be at its peak as you drink in the sights. Surrounded by nature for the whole day, it will be a relief to reach the quaint teashops at Dugla. After a brief, refreshing rest we will continue on to reach our lodge at Lobuche (5018m).

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ guest house Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs

Day 10

Trek to Gorak Shep (5,170m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

This is the day you get to see the cute and wonderful yaks as they graze on their pastures at Gorak Shep (5170m).

Setting out from Lobuche, we proceed along the Khumbu Glacier on a well maintained but coarse path to the base of Kala Pattar. There lodges up here get more sparse and basic but the warm dining room at the lodge we will reside in will provide a much-needed respite from the cold at this altitude. A top Kala Pattar awaits breathtaking views of all the major peaks in the area including some lesser-known peaks.

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ guest house Estimated Walking Distance: 3-4 hrs

Day 11

Hike to Kala Pathar (5,554m) and trek to Everest base camp (5,200m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

In the early morning, we will begin our walk to Kala Pathar for glories views of sunrise on majestic mountains. then, we will return back to a tea house, grab our breakfast and step ahead towards Everest base camp with our expedition team.

Our expedition team members will build camps for all to stay. Overnight. 

Accommodation: Tented camp. Estimated Walking Distance: 2-3 hrs

Day 12-55

Expedition period (8,516m) Summit Lhotse peak.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

During this time period, you will get more connected with the expedition team members. They will train you and assist you to achieve your dream.

You will acclimatize and successfully complete the Lhotse summit by setting in different camps at the peak.

After conquering, you will have a great feeling and celebration begins.

Overnight.   

Accommodation: Tented camp.

Day 56

Preparation to return back, Trek back to Dingboche.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After sanitation and cleaning up your campsite, you will trek downwards to Dingboche via Lobuche with your teammates and expedition team members of Himalayan trekkers.

Overnight at Dingboche.

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ guest house Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs

Day 57

Trek back to Tengboche.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After a good and warm breakfast, you with your team members return back to Tengboche for overnight stay.

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ guest house Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs

Day 58

Trek back to Namche Bazar.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

As usual, you will enjoy your breakfast and step downwards to reach Namche Bazar for overnight stay.

Accommodation: Hotel/guest house. Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs

Day 59

Trek back to Lukla (gateway of khumbu region).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

With pleasant sunlight and warm breakfast, we will begin our trek to Lukla where we wend our amazing journey of the Lhotse expedition. 

Celebration with all expedition members including climbers for a final time by opening some beers and foods which is going to be a great memory for climbers. Overnight.

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ guest house Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs

Day 60

Fly back to Kathmandu and free day on your own.

Meals included: BB

Today we will take an early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu as it lies in the Himalayan region and we cannot be sure about the bad weather.

Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you can go to the spa and massage center to get rid of the pain and tired of trekking.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min flight & 30 min private drive.

Day 61

Free/spare day.

Meals included: BB

Today is the free day as you can visit some of the Heritage sites of Kathmandu or you can stroll at Thamel and can do last minutes shopping, a souvenir for friends, families, and relatives.

In the evening, joining the Himalayan trekkers' team for farewell dinner with a cultural show.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 62

Departure from the land of Everest and other majestic mountains.

Although, it is a sad moment for us to say goodbye however a representative from Himalayan trekkers will drop you at the airport before 3 hours of your flight and takes the feedback of the trip.

Hope to see you again in next holidays!!

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Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferable accommodation.

Generally, in cities like Kathmandu, Lukla, and Namche Bazar, we arrange basic three-star facilities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra. 

Although all the places might not have all the modern facilities, we will make sure to arrange safe and comfortable accommodation. In general, hygienic and safe tea houses/local lodges/ home-stays with all the basic facilities are arranged. But you can, if possible, personalize according to your preference. 

If your itinerary includes camping or you choose to experience camping during your travel, a proper camping-site will be pre-decided. If required, we also provide the basic equipment which is refundable. Please check the Gear-List and Requirement List for more information.

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B Accommodation within the cost that is evident.
For other meals in the city, you would have to pay separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place to fit your taste.

In more remote areas, usually, there are not many options. But you can always find hygienic and well-prepared food. Moreover, almost all the meals during the trek are included in the cost. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available!

On top of that, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome and Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Please go through the detailed itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you travel to your heart’s content.


Inclusion

Whats Included

  • Equipment allowance, daily allowance & insurance for base camp staff ( climbing Sherpa, cook, kitchen boy and liaison officer )
  • Flights to transfer climbing members, staff, liaison officer and cargo of the climbing gear.
  • Food and fuel at the base camp
  • All camping equipment at the base camp such as member tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, chairs, tables.
  • Trek support for climbing members from Lukla-base camp-Lukla.
  • Porters to carry loads from Lukla-base camp-Lukla
  • Royalty and peak permit
  • Airport arrival and departure
  • Accommodation at4 star hotels in Kathmandu before and after the expedition on bed and breakfast basis (BB) plan.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All the government tax.

Whats Not Included

  • High altitude food and fuel above base camp.
  • Climbing equipment, tents and personal equipment above base camp.
  • Personal accident insurance and emergency rescue operation.
  • Hard and soft drinks.
  • Tips for all staff.


GearList

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. Besides these – the following list is suggested:

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscream
  • Lip Balm.

Feet

  • Thin & Warm Socks - 2 pairs
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Shoes on the trek
  • Comfortable Shoes in cities

Body

  • Warm gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Light jackets and pullovers
  • Wind – stopper jacket
  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Cotton/woolen pants or trousers

Accessories

  • Earplug
  • Electronics gadgets of your choice
  • Spare Battery
  • Notebook, pen, guidebook and map
  • Tour/Trekking Bag
  • Hiking Poles
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down jacket
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, anti-bacterial hand wash

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